Local Physician Invites Community to “Walk With a Doc”

Tyler’s Final Summer Walk Event This Thursday

June 23, 2015  

  • WHAT: Come out for a walk! Tyler residents of all ages are encouraged to lace up their walking shoes and join local physician Li-Yu Mitchell, MD, Smith County Medical Society, and FitCity for Tyler’s final FREE weekly Walk With a Doc Texas event of the spring-summer season.     
  • WHEN: Thursday, June 25, at 6 pm 
  • WHERE: Rose Rudman Park, Tyler (meet at the New Copeland Road trailhead) 
  • WHO:  Tyler physician Li-Yu Mitchell, MD; Smith County Medical Society; and YOU (Tyler community members interested in participating)

The Walk With a Doc concept is simple: Physicians organize walks in their communities and invite their patients and their patients’ families to join them. Walk With a Doc is overseen by a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle to help improve people’s health and well-being.

This event will conclude Dr. Mitchell’s first year hosting Walk With a Doc Texas events, with walks every Thursday evening. At each walk, Dr. Mitchell and her colleagues address different health topics and answer questions. To culminate her final walk of the summer this Thursday, Dr. Mitchell and Smith County Medical Society are giving away some fantastic prizes. Come early to get signed up!

Giveaways include:

  • Total Body Skin Exam, Skin Blessings Daily, Skin Care and Sunscreen, and Omni Facial Photo Imaging Assessment courtesy of Dannise Beckley, MD (South Tyler Dermatology)
  • One Skin Cancer Screening Combined With a Cosmetic Consultation and One Cosmetic Service (up to $300 value) courtesy of Lisa Lowry, MD
  • Lower Back Pain Consultation courtesy of neurosurgeon Guy Danielson, MD (Precision Spine Care)
  • Dementia Screen, Geriatric Depression Screen, and Functional Assessment courtesy of Gina Jetter, MD (Northeast Texas Neurology Associates)
  • Leg Vein Ultrasound Screening courtesy of Cardiovascular Associates of East Texas
  • Body Composition Analysis courtesy of CAET Center for Medical Weight Loss
  • EKG, Resting ABI, and Carotid Artery Duplex Screening Package courtesy of CVC (Cardiovascular Consultants)
  • Three massages courtesy of East Texas Medical Center MSO
  • Consultation and Testosterone Work-up courtesy of Leonard DeCarlo, MD (Urology Tyler)
  • $25 Gift Card and Gift Bag courtesy of Natural Grocers
  • Gift Basket courtesy of UT Health Northeast
  • Walk With a Doc T-shirts (while they last)

This is a FREE program and preregistration is not required. Future walks will be announced via the Walk With a Doc website.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 48,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 110 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans. TMA Foundation raises funds to support the public health and science priority initiatives of TMA and the family of medicine. To learn more, visit the TMA web site.

Walk With a Doc is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and well-being of the country. Walk With a Doc was started in 2005 by David Sabgir, MD, a board-certified cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio, who practices with the Mount Carmel Health System. To learn more, go to www.walkwithadoc.org.

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Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org

Steve Levine (512) 370-1380; cell: (512) 750-0971; email: steve.levine[at]texmed[dot]org

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